This was taken on a sunset whale-watching cruise last Friday evening, off Port Macquarie. It had been overcast all day, but the sky cleared just before we went out except for leaving enough clouds in the west to produce this luridly glorious sunset.
I took many photos of humpback whales just cruising along, heading north for the winter. They didn’t do any spectacular antics for us, just moved steadily on at a distance, but oh they were lovely.
The seabirds and river-birds were a bit more accommodating antics-wise. The full set of cruise pics is here.
And just what does one call it when an aquatic bird stops flying to settle on the water? “Landing” seems technically inadequate.